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Reference Tools & Research Tips

Skip the Holds Queue with Hoopla!

By Matt K. Recently, I discovered that the musician Beck had put out a new, critically acclaimed album this past February. The glowing reviews for Morning Phase sparked my interest, as I’d been pretty unimpressed with his most recent releases. … Continue reading

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Your Next 5 Books: Entertaining books for vacation

Readers in Seattle: Did you know you can get a personalized list of recommended reading? Here’s an example of  Your Next 5 Books — a reader’s request and the librarian’s recommendations (these suggestions from Eric at out Northgate Branch): A Seattle reader … Continue reading

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Movie Mondays: Top 10 hoopla Movies (according to me)

  Posted by Frank hoopla, one of the Seattle Public Library’s streaming video services, has doubled its collection of videos since my last blog post. Here, in no particular order, are my current top 10 favorite movies that you can stream, … Continue reading

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How are you feeling about vitamins these days?

There’s been quite the discussion recently about whether vitamins are good for us—pretty much every major news outlet covered the statements by a group of doctors who said perhaps we shouldn’t bother.   However, many of us WILL still bother (and … Continue reading

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Electronic Resources for Mobile Technology Users

 Do you own a smartphone or tablet computer? If so, you are part of a growing segment of American adults who utilize mobile technology. According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, as of May 2013, 56% of American … Continue reading

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John Dore, Jr.: A Reader and a Sailor

A visitor to the Seattle Room at the Central Library, which houses many of the Library’s special collections, recently asked to see a 1921 copy of Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates.  As I was putting the book away, the inscription … Continue reading

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Start-up at the library – what do you need to launch your business?

Do you have a fantastic business idea? Are you planning give it a go, but don’t have a lot of formal business training? The library has some tools to help you out. In addition to our collection of general startup … Continue reading

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